What does midst mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. midst, thicknoun

    the location of something surrounded by other things

    "in the midst of the crowd"

Wiktionary

  1. midstnoun

    A place (literal or metaphoric) in the middle of something.

  2. midstpreposition

    among, in the middle of

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Midstadjective

    Midmost; being in the middle.

    Etymology: contracted from middest, the superlative of mid.

    On earth join all ye creatures to extol
    Him first, Him last, Him midst, and without end. John Milton.

    In the Slighted Maid, there is nothing in the first act but what might have been said or done in the fifth; nor any thing in the midst which might not have been placed in the beginning. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

  2. Midstnoun

    Middle.

    All is well when nothing pleases but God, being thankful in the midst of his afflictions. Jeremy Taylor, Guide to Devotion.

    Arise, ye subtle spirits, that can spy
    When love is enter’d in a female’s eye;
    You that can read it in the midst of doubt,
    And in the midst of frowns can find it out. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midstnoun

    the interior or central part or place; the middle; -- used chiefly in the objective case after in; as, in the midst of the forest

  2. Midstnoun

    hence, figuratively, the condition of being surrounded or beset; the press; the burden; as, in the midst of official duties; in the midst of secular affairs

  3. Midst

    in the midst of; amidst

  4. Midstadverb

    in the middle

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Midst

    midst, n. the middle.—adv. in the middle.—prep. amidst. [From the M. E. phrase in middle-s, in the midst, with excrescent t (cf. whil-s-t).]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of midst in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of midst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of midst in a Sentence

  1. Preet Bharara:

    More than two decades after the end of the Cold War, Russian spies still seek to operate in our midst under the cover of secrecy.

  2. Randolph:

    Reprove not in their wrath incens?d men, Good counsel comes clean out of season then; But when his fury is appeased and past, He will conceive his fault and mend at last: When he is cool and calm, then utter it; No man gives physic in the midst o? th? fit.

  3. Marc Boom:

    There’s a lot of these agencies that are out there charging absolutely ridiculous sums of money to get ICU nurses in, they go to California, which is in the midst of a surge, but they poach some ICU nurses there, send them to Texas, where they charge inordinate amounts to fill in gaps in Texas, many of which are created because nurses in Texas went to Florida or back to California.

  4. Mitt Romney:

    When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China's investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated. By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden is wrong and appalling.

  5. Piper Jaffray:

    The last thing any company needs in the midst of the current biotech meltdown is a clinical trial setback.

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    • A. askant
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